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Jul
27
2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8pm through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2am
8pm through Sunday, July 27 at 2am
  At Basic Rights Oregon, Love Means Equality for All! We are travelling across the state talking to Oregonians about trans-inclusive health care, racial justice and celebrating the freedom to marry. Together, we will continue building a politically-powerful movement for LGBT Oregonians!Hosted by: Astoria Coffeehouse & BistroWhere: Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro243 11th Street, Astoria, OR 97103Date: Saturday, July 13Reception: 8:00pm -9:30pm, $25 Suggested donationDance party: 10pm – 2am, $5 at the doorRSVP here: http://bit.ly/1kHPZOO Thank you to our sponsors: Ninkasi Brewing and  Fred Meyer   
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at midnight through Monday, July 28, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Monday, July 28 at midnight
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at midnight through Monday, July 28, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Monday, July 28 at midnight
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 11am-4pm
11am-4pm
Explore the route and pars where a collection of fun activities, festive music, and delicious food awaits you. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=492074)
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
 At Basic Rights Oregon, Love Means Equality for All! We are travelling across the state talking to Oregonians about trans-inclusive health care, racial justice and celebrating the freedom to marry. Together, we will continue building a politically-powerful movement for LGBT Oregonians!Date & Time: Sunday July 27th 2pm-4pmHosted by: Harry & Merry Demarest and Joan DemarestFacilities & Refreshments Provided by: Barbara Ross and Ann Schuster, Candidate for Dem. Co. Commr.Where: 30303 Bellfountain RD, Corvallis 97333RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1uySJUc $25 Suggested Donation Join us at the Corvallis Garden Party for an icecream social, light bites, refreshing beverages and entertainment – all to benefit Basic Rights Oregon.  Members of Basic Rights Oregon's staff will also provide the most up to date information about our work, and how folks can get more involved as we move forward with our work for full lived equality for all LGBT Oregonians statewide!   Thank you to our sponsors: Ninkasi Brewing and  Fred Meyer     
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 4-5pm
4-5pm
This is a group for theory nerds and theory sluts in Portland! We read short articles that relate to and are informed by feminist and queer perspectives, with particular emphasis on those works that also combine disability theory, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and other theoretical frameworks along with feminist and queer theories. The group is not just for people with academic background or graduate degrees: we are open anyone who is interested in reading, learning and discussing theories and how they relate to the "real life," whatever that means. To find out about the month’s readings go to https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/theoryslut/ or send an email.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 3pm
3pm
"Who is Dayani Cristal?" explores the U.S. war on immigration through the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as the "corridor of death." $1.00 from every ticket sold goes to support the work of PCASC (Portland Central America Solidarity Committee). We appreciate your support! **PCASC Fundraiser at the Clinton Street Theater** Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora Desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads "Dayani Cristal”. Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He experiences first-hand the dangers they face and learns of their motivations, hopes and fears. As we travel north, these voices from the other side of the border wall give us a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as “A deeply moving doc [which] finds a new way of making the immigration debate personal.” For more information on PCASC: http://www.pcasc.net/ To watch the movie trailer and see a list of showtimes, visit: http://cstpdx.com/show/pcasc-fundraiser-who-dayani-cristal
Monday
Jul
28
2014
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
with
Hatch
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Join Cedric for a workshop on the tricks of the trade for using Excel. [purchase_link id="4763" style="button" color="orange" text="Buy Ticket"] Do you have a worksheet that you depend on, but are horrified at the prospect of sharing it with anyone else? Do you have something that only really maps to your brain, but you know it is going to have to scale soon and be shared? Do you have something in Excel that you know could be better, but you don't exactly know what it is? There's always a better way. We can help. Join us for this interactive workshop where Cedric brings 15 years of Excel wizardry to come take the fear out of your workbooks... and hopefully save you lots of time in the process. Cedric Justice Third Mondays As always, Parts Department workshops are free for Hatch members. Find out other benefits of membership here.
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
"Who is Dayani Cristal?" explores the U.S. war on immigration through the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as the "corridor of death." $1.00 from every ticket sold goes to support the work of PCASC (Portland Central America Solidarity Committee). We appreciate your support! **PCASC Fundraiser at the Clinton Street Theater** Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora Desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads "Dayani Cristal”. Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He experiences first-hand the dangers they face and learns of their motivations, hopes and fears. As we travel north, these voices from the other side of the border wall give us a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as “A deeply moving doc [which] finds a new way of making the immigration debate personal.” For more information on PCASC: http://www.pcasc.net/ To watch the movie trailer and see a list of showtimes, visit: http://cstpdx.com/show/pcasc-fundraiser-who-dayani-cristal
with
Surfrider
Monday, July 28, 2014 from 10-10:30am
10-10:30am
Call me at 906-932-7299 when you're ready. View your event at http://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=djBuaGo2NTQxZmgzOGFwNTJyYjM1ZGhwMzAgY3BseWJvbkBzdXJmcmlkZXIub3Jn&tok=MjAjbGJvb3RoQHN1cmZyaWRlci5vcmc2MzJlMWM1OWE3NTllOTYzZmRkNmU5MzU2YTk0ODMzYzY2NmY2NjUy&ctz=UTC&hl=en.
Tuesday
Jul
29
2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
"Who is Dayani Cristal?" explores the U.S. war on immigration through the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as the "corridor of death." $1.00 from every ticket sold goes to support the work of PCASC (Portland Central America Solidarity Committee). We appreciate your support! **PCASC Fundraiser at the Clinton Street Theater** Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora Desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads "Dayani Cristal”. Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He experiences first-hand the dangers they face and learns of their motivations, hopes and fears. As we travel north, these voices from the other side of the border wall give us a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as “A deeply moving doc [which] finds a new way of making the immigration debate personal.” For more information on PCASC: http://www.pcasc.net/ To watch the movie trailer and see a list of showtimes, visit: http://cstpdx.com/show/pcasc-fundraiser-who-dayani-cristal
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
(http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=497857)
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
We’re bringing an old favorite back! At the turn of every month we’re looking for a group of volunteers to come in and help us stuff and stamp envelopes so we can reach out to all our members and help them renew. We need your help! There will be snacks, drinks, and good conversation with other people who care about our community as much as you do. Its a great opportunity to learn more about what the BTA is doing and give your feedback. When: Last Tuesday every month Where: BTA office Time commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm Shift: Envelope Stuffing Contact: If you like to enjoy good conversation while helping the BTA with crucial member communication, contact Nicole Davenport and join us at our next Envelope Stuffing Party. Snacks and refreshments provided.
Wednesday
Jul
30
2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9pm through Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:30pm
9pm through Thursday, July 31 at 11:30pm
Venue:
@
Dante's
Ok, Stumptown. We're on for the 30th. We'll take you there. Make it matter = Bring 2 friends who haven't seen us before and get yourself in for free. Just tell them at the door when you arrive with your friends! With Steve Kerin, Mark Bowden, David Miller, John Gannon, Tom Nunes, Pete Moss, and the Ladyparts! http://www.facebook.com/events/272613576274751/
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
"Who is Dayani Cristal?" explores the U.S. war on immigration through the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as the "corridor of death." $1.00 from every ticket sold goes to support the work of PCASC (Portland Central America Solidarity Committee). We appreciate your support! **PCASC Fundraiser at the Clinton Street Theater** Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora Desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads "Dayani Cristal”. Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He experiences first-hand the dangers they face and learns of their motivations, hopes and fears. As we travel north, these voices from the other side of the border wall give us a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as “A deeply moving doc [which] finds a new way of making the immigration debate personal.” For more information on PCASC: http://www.pcasc.net/ To watch the movie trailer and see a list of showtimes, visit: http://cstpdx.com/show/pcasc-fundraiser-who-dayani-cristal
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 6:30-10pm
6:30-10pm
FREE Event! Welcome to a new local gaming event organized and run BY women! If you identify as female, genderqueer, gender fluid, or as a gender minority, you are welcome to join our inclusive story-gaming community for Femme Game Night events! All experience levels are more than welcome, from first-time gamers to seasoned storytellers and roleplayers. If you are intrigued by RPGs and/or story games, but have had your doubts about jumping into an established group or felt uncomfortable going to another organized gaming event, you are SUPER DUPER EXTRA welcome.Story games are a little bit like board games, and a lot like grown-up versions of the “let’s pretend” games you probably played as a child. Above all, they are about TELLING A STORY TOGETHER. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s not about making the best character or mastering the rules, it’s about CREATING something together and HAVING FUN. These games take no more than a few minutes to learn, play within a couple of hours, and focus on story rather than rules. Come check it out! We're always looking for more folks to help facilitate, so shoot me a message or post below if you have a game you'd like to share!Let's enjoy each others' company and play quick, easy-to-learn, story-based role playing games in a welcoming female-centered environment. The games don't usually begin until 6:30 but feel free to join us for witty banter before hand.
Thursday
Jul
31
2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at midnight through Friday, August 1, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Friday, August 1 at midnight
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
"Who is Dayani Cristal?" explores the U.S. war on immigration through the story of a migrant who found himself in the deadly stretch of desert known as the "corridor of death." $1.00 from every ticket sold goes to support the work of PCASC (Portland Central America Solidarity Committee). We appreciate your support! **PCASC Fundraiser at the Clinton Street Theater** Deep in the sun-blistered Sonora Desert beneath a cicada tree, Arizona border police discover a decomposing male body. Lifting a tattered t-shirt, they expose a tattoo that reads "Dayani Cristal”. Who is this person? What brought him here? How did he die? And who—or what—is Dayani Cristal? Following a team of dedicated staff from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona, director Marc Silver seeks to answer these questions and give this anonymous man an identity. As the forensic investigation unfolds, Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal retraces this man’s steps along the migrant trail in Central America. In an effort to understand what it must have felt like to make this final journey, he embeds himself among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border. He experiences first-hand the dangers they face and learns of their motivations, hopes and fears. As we travel north, these voices from the other side of the border wall give us a rare insight into the human stories which are so often ignored in the immigration debate. Winner of the Sundance 2013 Cinematography award and nominated in the World Documentary Competition, “Who is Dayani Cristal?” has been described by The Hollywood Reporter as “A deeply moving doc [which] finds a new way of making the immigration debate personal.” For more information on PCASC: http://www.pcasc.net/ To watch the movie trailer and see a list of showtimes, visit: http://cstpdx.com/show/pcasc-fundraiser-who-dayani-cristal
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 5:30-8pm
5:30-8pm
Venue:
@
Ecotrust
Join us at Ecotrust’s Natural Capital Center, a hub for ideas and urban community, for a unique series of free outdoor concerts on Thursdays in July (starting 7/10). The concerts feature outstanding local performers and streetfair-style booths fostering environmental awareness and community engagement. On JULY 31ST the theme is FOOD and features ALELA DIANE (http://www.aleladiane.com) with LOST LANDER (http://lost-lander.com).
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
PDX Permaculture Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 PM Oliver Kellhammer is a Canadian bio-artist, activist, writer and one of Canada's longest-term permaculture teachers. His botanical interventions and p... Fee: Price: USD 5.00 per person Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/194978162/
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
Front and Center: Racial Justice and Trans Justice Showcase  Join Basic Rights Oregon's Racial Justice and Trans Justice Programs for a night of performance featuringANGELICA ROSSAnd fabulous local performers! Purchase your tickets here: http://bit.ly/1juAV6DTickets $15-20 sliding scale NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS! Select the 'Pay what you can' option and enter $0 if you are unable to purchase a ticket for $15.EVENT DETAILS:Thursday, July 31, 2014Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205Doors 6PM | Show Time 7PMADA Accessible | Gender Neutral Bathrooms AvailableFor translation requests and other accessibility needs, please note them in the registration form or contact David McElhatton at david@basicrights.org or 503-222-6151 Ext 118 by July 10th 2014To purchase TICKETS, please visit:http://bit.ly/1juAV6D
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
August
2014
Friday
Aug
1
2014
Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6am-8pm
6am-8pm
  Tambora Flame aka Miss Behave Presents One Song Only A benefit for Basic Rights Oregon's Equality PAC  Friday August 1st 6pm Darcelle XV Showplace 208 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, Oregon $25.00 per person Purchase your tickets today!     Don’t miss this performance of a lifetime – proceeds from this event will help Basic Rights’ support key campaign races during this election cycle. Space is very limited so buy your tickets today.
Friday, August 1, 2014 from 6-11pm
6-11pm
potluck and jam starts at 6pm concert featuring the Blue Ribbon Healers! on tour from Panama city FL!!! get your mutherflikin dance shoes on for this one folks and im not even kidding. www.blueribbonhealers.com Three for Silver will open www.threeforsilver.com suggested donation $10. no one turned away. all proceides go to the traveling musicians. http://www.facebook.com/events/364552367032256/
Friday, August 1, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Enjoy Brazilian choro, samba and bossa nova courtesy of Choro da Alegria. Food + drink + wifi + music + giant table + smaller tables + comfy couches + huge windows + music + friendly folks.
Saturday
Aug
2
2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10am through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 5pm
10am through Sunday, August 3 at 5pm
An Artist Village on the Marylhurst University Campus. August 2 – 3, 2014. See art produced by over 100 local and Pacific Northwest Artists. Formerly known as the West Linn Fine Arts Festival, we are an art show that focuses on ART -- artists and their work, student art, art guilds, art organizations. No clowns, no rides, no loud music, no face painting. We are the Art Show for Art Lovers.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at noon through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, August 3 at 5pm
Learn the complete 108 move Tai Chi set as practiced by the Taoist Tai Chi Society® in one weekend! Registration at the first class meeting.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11am-1pm
11am-1pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10am
10am
1 & 2 mile Doggie Dash fun run/walk and Pet Fair with over 40 unique vendors. Paws in the Grove 2014 has some great events planned including: -live music by local blues band The Ventilators -classic 60's music by Scott Garcia -kids musician and entertainer Chuck Cheesman -Deaf Dogs of Oregon demonstration -Flyball demonstration by Stumptown Racers -Truffle Dog demonstration -Agility demonstration -Pet Fashion Show by Wild Child Pet Fashions All proceeds for this event to to benefit the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center which is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that relies primarily on donations from the community and fundraising events like this one to fund the center and bring our community together.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9pm through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at midnight
9pm through Sunday, August 3 at midnight
Venue:
@
Alhambra Theatre
Bring you a broad spectrum of transcontinental sounds, travel the planet's dance floors, no passport required! Nu-cumbia, Balkan beats, Baile funk, kuduro, Asian dub, Arab sextura, taraxinho, zouk bass, bhangra, reggaeton, dancehall, ghetto-swing, electric pow-wow, electro-blues, and on and on.... experience a richness and diversity from around the globe. Global bass in yo face. GlobalRuckus - http://soundcloud.com/globalruckus Ujjayi - https://soundcloud.com/ujjayi-soundsystem + The first ever public DJ performance by Miss Rain! Visuals by EnochWho? more to be announced. http://www.facebook.com/events/1444905179128163/
Saturday, August 2, 2014 from noon-4pm
noon-4pm
A team of Portland creatives—award-winning writer Elizabeth Rusch (winner of an Oregon Book Award, an Oregon Literary Fellowship and two Oregon Spirit Awards) and genius newcomer illustrator Mike Lawrence—will launch their debut graphic novel Muddy Max: The mystery of Marsh Creek at the Fremont Fest in front of A Children’s Place Bookstore August 2, 2014, 12 pm – 4 pm. This homegrown graphic novel, inspired by the muddy, mucky trails of Forest Park, offers kids age 7-12 a delightful mix of fantasy and family foibles, superheroics and slime, mud and mystery. The Muddy Max launch activities, held outside A Children’s Place bookstore at 4807 NE Fremont, from 12 pm-4 pm, include: • Tubs of mud for kids to dig through to discover what is in mud. • Squirt guns for kids to test their demudifying skills on mud dunked dolls • Temporary mud tattoos • Books offered for sale, prelease (official release Aug. 5) • Signings by author Elizabeth Rusch and illustrator Mike Lawrence • A raffle of original Muddy Max art Good dirty fun for the whole family!
Sunday
Aug
3
2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 10am through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 5pm
10am through Sunday, August 3 at 5pm
An Artist Village on the Marylhurst University Campus. August 2 – 3, 2014. See art produced by over 100 local and Pacific Northwest Artists. Formerly known as the West Linn Fine Arts Festival, we are an art show that focuses on ART -- artists and their work, student art, art guilds, art organizations. No clowns, no rides, no loud music, no face painting. We are the Art Show for Art Lovers.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at noon through Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 5pm
noon through Sunday, August 3 at 5pm
Learn the complete 108 move Tai Chi set as practiced by the Taoist Tai Chi Society® in one weekend! Registration at the first class meeting.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8am through Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 5:30pm
8am through Saturday, August 9 at 5:30pm
INSTRUCTORS: Jude Hobbs, Andrew Millison and Guests In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture principles and strategies in a wide variety of settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and talents by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities such as lecture, facilitating class discussions, storytelling, utilizing visual aids and hands-on projects. In this setting of active learning, you will experience essential practice by preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations. COST:$925. Includes course materials, camping & 3 deliciously local meals a day. Early Registration discount of $50 by July 12th Limited local work trades available College credit available: write for cost and specific details
with
Hatch
Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 2-5pm
2-5pm
Venue:
@
Hatch
[purchase_link id="4825" style="button" color="orange" text="Buy Tickets"] Join us for soup, bread and five project leaders seeking your vote. Come to Hatch and participate in the first step in the funding pipeline for early-stage projects that benefit the local community. $20 gets you hot soup, fresh bread and a vote, plus an exciting Sunday afternoon while you support these innovative local ideas. Listen to short presentations about the different ideas, and vote for your favorite. The idea with the most votes receives the funds from ticket sales, but each idea gets a Hatch membership to help grow and nurture their ideas long after the event is over. In addition to watching the presentations, you'll have the chance to ask questions, network, meet the presenters, and find ways to collaborate with the projects that you love the most. And of course - eat some tasty soup! What Soup Isn't Let's be clear. This is not a fast-pitch, winner-takes-all, venture capital shark tank. Instead you'll hear from five inspirational people with grassroots community ideas who need some small seed funding to launch their new project. Your ticket purchase helps them do just that. The Projects When the project ideas have been submitted and assessed, we'll post a hint at them here!   Hatch:Soup is another opportunity to improve our communities here in Portland. Buy two tickets, and invite a friend. See you there! Remember: all of the money from ticket sales (minus soup and bread costs) goes to the project that receives the most votes, so this is more than an afternoon of fun, it's a way to support Portland communities. [purchase_link id="4825" style="button" color="orange" text="Buy Tickets"] Click here to read more
Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
Aug
4
2014
Tuesday
Aug
5
2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5-11pm
5-11pm
Venue:
@
(many locations)
A day when people hold parties to strengthen community cohesiveness and crime resistance, and get to know their neighbors and their local public safety officials. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=492076)
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
PDX Permaculture Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 PM In August, it is time to save seeds. The weather has been dry and many plants are ripening their seed. This workshop will cover the basics of saving s... Fee: Price: USD 25.00 per person Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/184586222/
Wednesday
Aug
6
2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
PDXTech4Good / Portland Net Wednesday Wednesday, August 6 at 6:00 PM PDXTech4Good is celebrating 1,000 members! COMMUNITY SHOWCASE In lieu of a single speaker, we will be offering everyone the opportunity to speak to t... Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxtech4good-nonprofit-activist-tech/events/191552312/
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Venue:
@
Idealist
PDXTech4Good / Portland Net Wednesday Wednesday, August 6 at 6:00 PM PDXTech4Good is celebrating 1,000 members! COMMUNITY SHOWCASE In lieu of a single speaker, we will be offering everyone the opportunity to speak to t... Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxtech4good-nonprofit-activist-tech/events/191552312/
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 11:30am-12:30pm
11:30am-12:30pm
Feeling stressed, tired and/or in need of some healing energy? Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture is a fantastic way to detox your mind and body. Join us every other week for some self-care provided by IOW's neighbor, the Vital Compass. This event is open to everyone and a $5 donation is requested to cover the cost of materials. Due to the nature of this activity, please arrive promptly at 11:30 and plan to stay for the full hour. Those arriving after 11:45 will not be able to participate in that day's session (but are welcome to attend future events).  
Thursday
Aug
7
2014
with
Surfrider
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 11:45am-2pm
11:45am-2pm
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
with
Surfrider
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 2:30-3:30pm
2:30-3:30pm
with
Surfrider
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 3:30-4:30pm
3:30-4:30pm
with
Surfrider
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 5:30-6:30pm
5:30-6:30pm
Venue:
@
TBA
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7-9:30pm
7-9:30pm
#***Community Forum about Drones***# ##**Our Local to Global Future What will Oregonians Decide?**## (Doors open at 6:30 PM) The use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), is a controversial issue. Most public discussion of drones has focused on military use. Less attention has been paid to the expanding use of domestic drones. Oregon passed HB 2710, restricting public agency use of drones, but with no guidance on private use. To help us understand the safefy and privacy concerns associated with drones, Oregonians for Drone Control is hosting a panel discussion moderated by Steve Duin between nationally known panelists - a retired US colonel, a drone industry leader, a national robotics expert, and an Oregon legislator - on the uses and limits on drone technology, and who should decide. Speakers: Retired Army Colonel Ann Wright will address the use of drones - domestically and internationally, in war and in peace, by police and civilians, by the state and by private corporations. Col Wright famously resignes as a US diplomat in protest of the Iraq War in 2003. She is the author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience. Brian Whiteside, industry leader and Vice President of the award-winning Cascade Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Peter Lumsdaine, researcher and frequent speaker on the use of robotics in warfare and social control; and founder of ARROWS, Alliance to Resist Robotic Warfare. Rep. Jennifer Williamson, Oregon State Representative and member of the legislative work group that developed HB 2710, intended to provide guidance on drone uses and limits. Sponsored by Economic Justice Action Group of 1st Unitarian Church, Oregonian for Drone Control, Alliance for Democracy, KBOO Community Radio, others. Admission: $5-20 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds
Friday
Aug
8
2014
Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3pm through Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6pm
3pm through Sunday, August 17 at 6pm
Summer Fun Arty Floatilla Aug. 8-16! Currently floats: Nutria Palace(8x16 ft) complete with solar panel, 500 watt sound system, drum set, party lights, and battery. Tug:(12x20) Solar powered with 2 electric motors. Though we will have a 15 hp motor on hand if electric motors don't cut it. Crank My Chain float?? General plan: 1. Put in floatilla at the Willamette Park boat ramp in Oregon City. 2. All floats Meetup at Goat Island, camp 3. Float down to Hog Island, camp 4. Float down to Elk Rock Island, camp. 5. Float down to Ross Island, camp. 6. Beach party Aug 16th. 7. Exit river on swan Island or at another boat ramp? We welcome those that want to help us with supplies during float or just hangout at the stops. http://www.facebook.com/events/310255885792347/
Friday, August 8, 2014 from 3:30-6:30pm
3:30-6:30pm
Long-time DIY event producer Noah Mickens teaches the tricks of the no-budget promotion trade. Advance tickets $25 - register here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jamballah-nw-a-bellydance-and-fusion-festival-aug-8-10-2014-tickets-9619796069 Admission at the door $35 "I've been producing shows in this town for 14 years on a shoestring budget. In so doing, I've learned a thing or two about how shows work. I've worked as a nightclub booker, run a street team, interacted with all kinds of media and press, toured the nation, sold out plenty of venues all over the place; and worked in various capacities with national and international acts, unknown local artists, and everything in between. It's been crazy. People have often suggested that I should teach workshops, and I've always thought it sounded like a good idea, but you know how these things go. Always so much going on. At any rate, now I'm going for it. This one will focus on Promotion! Street teams! Posters! Social Networks! Press! Venues! You've got this event - you need to be handing this money to the artists at the end of it - what happens in between is strange voodoo my friends, and I will do my best to impart the arcane knowledge I have acquired at great expense to my soul and lower back." - N. *Difficulty/What to bring: All levels welcome to this lecture class! Please bring a pad and pen for notes, and of course always bring your water bottle!* http://www.facebook.com/events/816538285037323/
with
Surfrider
Friday, August 8, 2014 from 9:45am-noon
9:45am-noon
Saturday
Aug
9
2014
with
Surfrider
Saturday, August 9, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, August 10, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, August 10 at midnight
Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12:30-3pm
12:30-3pm
Feminist Meet Up, Brunch and Discussion Group is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30p-2:00p. Eat, drink, and bash patriarchy with fellow feminists! This discussion group is a friendly, open, exchange of ideas on a different topic each month. For the most up to date information, join us on www.facebook.com. Search for "Portland Feminist Meet-Up".
Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Allison Spector is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30-2 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Allison Spector is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30-2 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Sistah Sinema events showcase movies highlighting queer women of color stories. They are also amazing opportunities to connect with educated, community-oriented queer women of color who are doing big thangs. :-D. After each post movie discussion, attendees are asked to connect with someone they did not know before the event and discuss ways to build community in the future. Doors open at 6pm. Potluck 6:30-7:00. Screening 7:00-9:00 PM. Get tickets for 5 dollars at: sistahsinema-PORTLAND.eventbrite.com.
Sunday
Aug
10
2014
Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3pm through Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6pm
3pm through Sunday, August 17 at 6pm
Summer Fun Arty Floatilla Aug. 8-16! Currently floats: Nutria Palace(8x16 ft) complete with solar panel, 500 watt sound system, drum set, party lights, and battery. Tug:(12x20) Solar powered with 2 electric motors. Though we will have a 15 hp motor on hand if electric motors don't cut it. Crank My Chain float?? General plan: 1. Put in floatilla at the Willamette Park boat ramp in Oregon City. 2. All floats Meetup at Goat Island, camp 3. Float down to Hog Island, camp 4. Float down to Elk Rock Island, camp. 5. Float down to Ross Island, camp. 6. Beach party Aug 16th. 7. Exit river on swan Island or at another boat ramp? We welcome those that want to help us with supplies during float or just hangout at the stops. http://www.facebook.com/events/310255885792347/
Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 10am-3pm
10am-3pm
Hi folks. I am Erin ROse Winter, an L.M.T. and herbalist in N. Portland. I've worked with hundreds of folks, specializing in pain relief and joint mobility. If you are interested in Thai Bodywork please come and enjoy this therapeutic event. "Thai Massage for Tips" is the first of many inclusive info sessions/bodywork clinics I will offer our neighborhood. *** No one will be turned away for Lack of Funds *** Come learn how to enjoy traditional Thai Bodywork as one, wonderful part of your healthcare. There will be: +A sign up sheet and Thai mat for 10-20 minute spot treatments +Thai element theory interviews (we discuss your core element and possible imbalances with you) +The opportunity to purchase future massages and gift certificates, all funds of which support 'Copper Joy' start-up :::All tips and donations will directly fund the start-up "Copper Joy-healing well" body education center and community free space.::: FOR MORE INFO: 1. wear loose, comfy clothing 2. please do not come if you have a cold, flu or other contagious symptoms (It's bad for you and the therapist). 3. avoid eating for 20min. prior to your session. 4. come sober 5. bring a friend! tothesenlines@gmail.com
Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Intentional community is a wonderful (and challenging) place to explore what is possible when we love each other and the earth in equal measure. Come talk, laugh, theorize and practice the art of living well in intentional community with Ecosex Salon facilitator, Karen Hery, a long time supporter of intentional community and advocate for responsible/responsive sexuality. Karen is the founder of the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op, the first swap and play family co-op in Portland and community counselor at Windward Sustainability Research Center, a land based intentional community in Klickitat Washington. Grow your own life skills while growing your appreciation for why other people do what they do and are who they are. Adult content, parental discretion is advised.
Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Potlucks have been so fun, let's do it again! Come out for the PDX Time Bank's monthly gathering! Friends, family (of all ages), neighbors, and folks new to time banking are all welcome. Bring some food to share and earn a time dollar! Come with plate, fork, cup, etc. and let's make this a zero-waste event! Interested in a leadership role in the time bank? A Care Committee meeting will be at 4:30. No previous experience needed. All ideas and suggestions welcome! http://www.facebook.com/events/316349491864752/
Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
Aug
11
2014
Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:30am through Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:30pm
8:30am through Friday, August 15 at 5:30pm
INSTRUCTORS: Andrew Millison and Jude Hobbs The focus of this course is to guide aspiring Permaculture designers in the techniques of professional design. We will cover all aspects of working with clients, from business structure and proposals, communication and presentation skills, consultations and interviews, and hand drawing and/or computer assisted design. Our goal is to concentrate on methods of design and accessing available public resources. COST: $735. Includes course materials, camping & 3 deliciously local meals a day. Early Registration discount of $35 by July 18th Limited local work trades available College credit available: write for cost and specific details
Monday, August 11, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Tuesday
Aug
12
2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 12:30-3:30pm
12:30-3:30pm
Staff will provide an overview of the Comprehensive Plan - Proposed Draft, highlighting the maps (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=496854)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 12:30-3:15pm
12:30-3:15pm
PSC briefing of the West Quadrant Plan. The meeting is open to the public but no public testimony will be taken at this time. (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=498277)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:30pm
7:30pm
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 7:30pm
7:30pm
Wednesday
Aug
13
2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
7:30pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:30pm
7:30pm
Thursday
Aug
14
2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
(http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=496697)
Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Bring your items to repair! (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=492077)
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7pm
7pm
Friday
Aug
15
2014
Saturday
Aug
16
2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9:30am-12:30pm
9:30am-12:30pm
Join us on National Bee Day as we swarm for the honey bees. Honey bee colonies worldwide are dying off as a direct result of our dependence on toxic chemicals and industrial agriculture. Oregon is at the forefront in combating corporate interests that are toxic to humans and honey bees through movements such as The Right To Know and Beyond Toxics. In collaboration with these organizations and bees we will swarm to protect the rights and lives of the global pollinators. The ride will start at the Swarm Portland Event at the Portland Farmer's Market and after a swarm around downtown, will return for a street theater bee die off. Bring your bee costume! http://www.facebook.com/events/1605622449664117/
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9am-4pm
9am-4pm
Venue:
@
SW Portland
Celebrating Multnomah Village with Fun, Food, Music and events for everyone! (http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=492078)
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10am-2pm
10am-2pm
Venue:
@
Parks Building
Help us keep our Bike Fleet in good condition and working order! Each year we teach thousands of Portland 4th and 5th graders to bike safely on the street with these bikes. They need routine maintenance every month to keep the parts working smoothly. So if you’ve got mechanic skills, come join us for some greasy fun on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: It's on the NE corner of NE 21st Ct. and Pacific Avenue. It's just northeast of the Sunshine Dairy, but still south of I-84. Our shop entrance is on the NW corner of that block, through the chain link fence. Please sign up if you can make it and bring your own coffee cup if you like hot coffee! Thanks to Grand Central Bakery for providing snacks for us. *Maintenance Days are usually scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-2pm at the Parks Building. So mark your calendars and invite a handy friend! Sign up to Volunteer here: https://secure.commonground.convio.com/bta/wrenchonbikesforkids/
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9-11pm
9-11pm
Free Cake For Every Creature is the project of Saratoga Springs-based Katie Bennett, who began recording and releasing songs under the name last fall. On last year’s solo tape Young Professional, her voice rarely rises above a hush as if she’s unsure of what she’s going to say next. “Don’t Go Away” is a new recording of a song from that tape and she’s recruited a full band for her Double Double Whammy debut Pretty Good. She sounds more confident here, while still capturing the world-weary optimism that made her earlier work so endearing. “Don’t Go Away” is lived-in and warm, recalling the muted resilience of P.S. Eliot and it fits in nicely with fellow DDW-affiliated artists like Frankie Cosmos and Quarterbacks (who also released a great tape recently), full of awkward pauses and unassuming romanticism. Listen below: http://www.stereogum.com/1679646/free-cake-for-every-creature-dont-go-away-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 3-3:30pm
3-3:30pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
Cascadia and Friends would like to invite you to the premier of THREE new percussion duets performed by Seattle's RE:Percussion Duo. Featuring works by Troy Ramos, Charlie Copland, and Jay Derderian, this concert will be a one-of-a-kind experience celebrating the natural resonance of the Pacific Northwest.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 9-11pm
9-11pm
This event will feature two or more bands—(event created by Katie Bennett and Free Cake for Every Creature). Free Cake For Every Creature is the project of Saratoga Springs-based Katie Bennett, who began recording and releasing songs under the name last fall. On last year’s solo tape Young Professional, her voice rarely rises above a hush as if she’s unsure of what she’s going to say next. “Don’t Go Away” is a new recording of a song from that tape and she’s recruited a full band for her Double Double Whammy debut Pretty Good. She sounds more confident here, while still capturing the world-weary optimism that made her earlier work so endearing. “Don’t Go Away” is lived-in and warm, recalling the muted resilience of P.S. Eliot and it fits in nicely with fellow DDW-affiliated artists like Frankie Cosmos and Quarterbacks (who also released a great tape recently), full of awkward pauses and unassuming romanticism. Listen below: http://www.stereogum.com/1679646/free-cake-for-every-creature-dont-go-away-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/ Also featuring a rock-folk concert with solo musician Jesse Paradox. Jesse is playing to promote his album, Frontier, with a set of original music that focuses on intentional queer consciousness. As a solo performer, he uses a looper pedal to play variety of instruments, including guitar, percussion, harmonica, and vocals.
Sunday
Aug
17
2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 3-5pm
3-5pm
   At Basic Rights Oregon, Love Means Equality for All! We are travelling across the state talking to Oregonians about trans-inclusive health care, racial justice and celebrating the freedom to marry. Together, we will continue building a politically-powerful movement for LGBT Oregonians!Date & Time: Sunday August 17th 3pm-5pmHosted by: Alicia Hays & Adelka ShawnWhere: 274 Regal Ct, EugeneRSVP here: http://bit.ly/1ltNaRt $25 Suggested Donation Join us at the Eugene Garden Party for an afternoon of light bites, refreshing beverages and entertainment – all to benefit Basic Rights Oregon.  Members of Basic Rights Oregon's Executive Director, Jeana Frazzini, will also provide the most up to date information about our work, and how folks can get more involved as we move forward with our work for full lived equality for all LGBT Oregonians statewide!   Thank you to our sponsors: Ninkasi Brewing and  Fred Meyer    
Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
Aug
18
2014
with
Surfrider
Monday, August 18, 2014 from noon-1pm
noon-1pm
Tuesday
Aug
19
2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
(http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=497858)
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We are a local poetry reading series open to the public that features two featured readers on the third Tuesday of each month. We also have open mic for those in the audience who wish to share their work (open mic limited to one poem or two pages max. per person). And for the writers who attend, we always have poetry prompts and cookies (you can have a cookie even if you're not a writer). Info on each month's event can be found at: www.figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We are a local poetry reading series open to the public that features two featured readers on the third Tuesday of each month. We also have open mic for those in the audience who wish to share their work (open mic limited to one poem or two pages max. per person). And for the writers who attend, we always have poetry prompts and cookies (you can have a cookie even if you're not a writer). Info on each month's event can be found at: www.figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 6-7:30pm
6-7:30pm
Wednesday
Aug
20
2014
with
Surfrider
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at midnight through Thursday, August 21, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, August 21 at midnight
Venue:
@
Florence, Oregon
BWTF (Blue Water Task Force) is a citizen-based, volunteer runwater quality monitoring program. The Siuslaw chapter is currently seekingvolunteers to continue the water monitoring effort. Contact Linda Serbus Lserb@msn.com
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
(http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=496660)
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Please RSVP if you plan to make it by calling 503-241-6556 so we about how many people to expect. Feel free to bring a friend or to come at the last minute: we just need a general idea of how many people will attend. http://quiz.foodandwaterwatch.org/about/
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
A reading group for science fiction/fantasy works with themes and characters that provoke discussions about the concepts of gender and sexuality.The sci-fi/fantasy genre allows us to intimately experience worlds in which the rules/laws of our own world can be cast aside and different structures, (biological, technological, psychological, sociological, etc.) can be explored. Our intention is to read books that fall into the general category of science fiction or fantasy, expanding our selections as the group sees fit. Authors such as Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin, and James Tiptree are examples, but there are no set limitations on who we will read. The books we choose to read may leave us feeling positive and affirmed, but they may also leave us depressed or angry, hopefully they will always be thought-provoking, stimulating and challenging. Join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=112254102129585 Contact: Melinda Williams at mlwillia01@hotmail.com
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
A reading group for science fiction/fantasy works with themes and characters that provoke discussions about the concepts of gender and sexuality.The sci-fi/fantasy genre allows us to intimately experience worlds in which the rules/laws of our own world can be cast aside and different structures, (biological, technological, psychological, sociological, etc.) can be explored. Our intention is to read books that fall into the general category of science fiction or fantasy, expanding our selections as the group sees fit. Authors such as Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin, and James Tiptree are examples, but there are no set limitations on who we will read. The books we choose to read may leave us feeling positive and affirmed, but they may also leave us depressed or angry, hopefully they will always be thought-provoking, stimulating and challenging. Join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=112254102129585 Contact: Melinda Williams at mlwillia01@hotmail.com
Thursday
Aug
21
2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6-6:30pm
6-6:30pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7pm
7pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
In Other Words' Adult Young Adult Book Club is a fun, casual discussion group for fans of YA literature. We meet at In Other Words on the third Thursday of each month to discuss young adult novels through a feminist/queer lens. How do our reactions to YA literature change as we age? What messages do authors send to young people? Do the stories line up with our memories of being teenagers? We read contemporary work and also revisit classic authors like Judy Blume and SE Hinton. Sound interesting? Join our Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/142378029143391/) to see what we've read so far, and to stay updated on what we're reading next!
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7pm
7pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
In Other Words' Adult Young Adult Book Club is a fun, casual discussion group for fans of YA literature. We meet at In Other Words on the third Thursday of each month to discuss young adult novels through a feminist/queer lens. How do our reactions to YA literature change as we age? What messages do authors send to young people? Do the stories line up with our memories of being teenagers? We read contemporary work and also revisit classic authors like Judy Blume and SE Hinton. Sound interesting? Join our Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/142378029143391/) to see what we've read so far, and to stay updated on what we're reading next!
Friday
Aug
22
2014
Friday, August 22, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
(http://www.portlandoregon.gov/?c=26000&a=497855)
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
http://portlandartmuseum.org/home Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections. The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection. The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, and the Northwest Film Center. With a membership of over 23,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts.
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Fourth Friday of Every Month For women who
Friday, August 22, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Fourth Friday of Every Month For women who
Saturday
Aug
23
2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9pm through Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1am
9pm through Sunday, August 24 at 1am
Portland's favorite summer event is here once again... RIOT GRRRL KARAOKE! Saturday August 23rd at Foggy Notion. $$$ to benefit The Not Enough! Festival. 21+ (we are scheming an all ages one too, details to come) Live Bands playing your favorite Riot Grrrrl jams & YOU GET TO BE THE SINGER. save the date! more info coming soon! http://www.facebook.com/events/1475797139330895/
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9am through Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5pm
9am through Sunday, August 24 at 5pm
PDX Permaculture Saturday, August 23 at 9:00 AM The NW Permaculture Convergence Board is happy to announce a new partnership (umbrellad-er-ship) for the 2014 season. We encourage all our members to ... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/190573462/
Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
The Last Exotic Petting Zoo is Jessica Tyner’s debut poetry anthology comprised of twelve years of writing. A series of epochs, the reader is led down a spectrum of fragments in time saturated with loss, love and hope. Spanning several countries and facets of relationships, Jessica delves into the underbelly of familial strife and awakenings from a childhood with bi-racial parents to the loss of her father. Featuring glimpses into the reality of the relationship with the self, from infatuation to despite, key pieces dig in deep to the most incestuous relationship everyone has. Each piece segues seamlessly to the next, a love story told piece by piece until they become one unstoppable force—just as such stories are meant to be and always have been. Jessica Tyner, born and raised in Oregon is a member of the Cherokee Nation, a Pushcart Prize nominee and a graduate of the Ooligan Press program. Ms. Tyner received her master’s degree in Writing from Portland State University, having completed the second year of the program, as an intern with the Fulbright Commission in London, England. An extensive traveler, she has lived in England, South Korea and Costa Rica and has had her poetry published around the world. She’s the founder of The Jessica Tyner Scholarship Fund, an annual gift for graduate students with a Native American connection who are pursuing an advanced degree in writing or a related field.
Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
The Last Exotic Petting Zoo is Jessica Tyner’s debut poetry anthology comprised of twelve years of writing. A series of epochs, the reader is led down a spectrum of fragments in time saturated with loss, love and hope. Spanning several countries and facets of relationships, Jessica delves into the underbelly of familial strife and awakenings from a childhood with bi-racial parents to the loss of her father. Featuring glimpses into the reality of the relationship with the self, from infatuation to despite, key pieces dig in deep to the most incestuous relationship everyone has. Each piece segues seamlessly to the next, a love story told piece by piece until they become one unstoppable force—just as such stories are meant to be and always have been. Jessica Tyner, born and raised in Oregon is a member of the Cherokee Nation, a Pushcart Prize nominee and a graduate of the Ooligan Press program. Ms. Tyner received her master’s degree in Writing from Portland State University, having completed the second year of the program, as an intern with the Fulbright Commission in London, England. An extensive traveler, she has lived in England, South Korea and Costa Rica and has had her poetry published around the world. She’s the founder of The Jessica Tyner Scholarship Fund, an annual gift for graduate students with a Native American connection who are pursuing an advanced degree in writing or a related field.
Sunday
Aug
24
2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9pm through Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1am
9pm through Sunday, August 24 at 1am
Portland's favorite summer event is here once again... RIOT GRRRL KARAOKE! Saturday August 23rd at Foggy Notion. $$$ to benefit The Not Enough! Festival. 21+ (we are scheming an all ages one too, details to come) Live Bands playing your favorite Riot Grrrrl jams & YOU GET TO BE THE SINGER. save the date! more info coming soon! http://www.facebook.com/events/1475797139330895/
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9am through Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5pm
9am through Sunday, August 24 at 5pm
PDX Permaculture Saturday, August 23 at 9:00 AM The NW Permaculture Convergence Board is happy to announce a new partnership (umbrellad-er-ship) for the 2014 season. We encourage all our members to ... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/190573462/
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at midnight through Friday, September 5, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Friday, September 5 at midnight
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at midnight through Friday, September 5, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Friday, September 5 at midnight
Sunday, August 24, 2014 from noon-8pm
noon-8pm
Fight Church proudly presents our seventh annual HotNights/WarmCoats BBQ potluck and school coat drive. All gently used coats will be donated to the Portland Public School's PTA clothing closet and made available to children in the free lunch program. an all inclusive exclusive engagement The artists which are the backbone of our events are more than just singers, rappers, comedians and DJs. These are intelligent, innovative, educated leaders. They're good people, good parents, good friends and the best of company. They have families, friends, children, and perhaps dogs which don't get recognized as part of the whole package that completes the artist as a genuine person. We have designed this event to showcase the other qualities that we hold dear as a community: Family, Fellowship, Honor, Charity, and Smoked Meats... In a nice outdoor setting and a conversational tone. YES. I bowed to pressure and got the permit. it's okay though, this isn't a protest. So please, join us. Get those "gently used" winter coats, grab your BBQ, bring your beer/wine, your kids, and your dog and come join the most exclusively inclusive community in the city. ***all coats raised will be distributed to the Portland Public School's PTA clothing closet and distributed to kids in the free and reduced lunch program. Our goal is to provide these kids with the basic staples of a quality self esteem - including a nice coat, with the belief that the exterior appearance is often the first obstacle preventing kids from attending school on a regular basis. http://www.facebook.com/events/658233290897660/
Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
  At Basic Rights Oregon, Love Means Equality for All! We are travelling across the state talking to Oregonians about trans-inclusive health care, racial justice and celebrating the freedom to marry. Together, we will continue building a politically-powerful movement for LGBT Oregonians!   Date & Time: Sunday, August 24th 5pm-8pm Hosted by: Daniel Winter & John Forsgren Where: 127 Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Portland 97232 RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1pU2qvj $25 Suggested Donation   Join us for the Portland Garden Party for an evening of light bites, refreshing beverages and entertainment – all to benefit Basic Rights Oregon.  Basic Rights Oregon's Executive Director, Jeana Frazzini, will also provide the most up to date information about our work, and how folks can get more involved as we move forward with our work for full lived equality for all LGBT Oregonians statewide!   Thank you to our sponsors Ninkasi Brewing and Mitchell Wines!  
Monday
Aug
25
2014
Monday, August 25, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
Monday, August 25, 2014 from 10am-11pm
10am-11pm
Tuesday
Aug
26
2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, September 7, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, September 7 at midnight
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
We’re bringing an old favorite back! At the turn of every month we’re looking for a group of volunteers to come in and help us stuff and stamp envelopes so we can reach out to all our members and help them renew. We need your help! There will be snacks, drinks, and good conversation with other people who care about our community as much as you do. Its a great opportunity to learn more about what the BTA is doing and give your feedback. When: Last Tuesday every month Where: BTA office Time commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm Shift: Envelope Stuffing Contact: If you like to enjoy good conversation while helping the BTA with crucial member communication, contact Nicole Davenport and join us at our next Envelope Stuffing Party. Snacks and refreshments provided.
with
Surfrider
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
Wednesday
Aug
27
2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at midnight through Monday, September 8, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Monday, September 8 at midnight
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
For over a decade, bicycle lawyer Ray Thomas has been sharing his wisdom with cyclists around the state in this 60-minute workshop on bicyclists’ rights and responsibilities on the road. Held on rotating Wednesdays at 6pm in the BTA Office, legal clinics cover Oregon bicycle and pedestrian laws, insurance information, and what to do if you’re in a crash. Attendees will also receive a free copy of Thomas’ book, Pedal Power: a Legal Guide for Oregon Cyclists. Questions? Contact Stephanie Noll at stephanie@btaoregon.org BTA Office, 618 NW Glisan Street #401, Portland, OR 97209
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
Thursday
Aug
28
2014
with
Hatch
Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Friday
Aug
29
2014
Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon through Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 4pm
noon through Sunday, August 31 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Friday, August 29 at 12:00 PM This is a historic event you won’t want to miss! The NAPC includes workshops for all levels and ages, open panels, as well as super-fun, hands-on acti... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/190571962/
Friday, August 29, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
WELCOME TO RAININGMAN 2014 Cascadia Rainingman starts August 29th and continues all Labor Day Weekend at Finney Farms near Concrete, WA Main website, registration and info is up at: http://www.rainingman2014.org --------------------------------------- Confirmed Presentations and Workshops (more being added as their confirmed): A Changing Coastline - The Northern Gateway Pipeline and the Story of Kitimaat - by Luke Wallace Communication Tools Towards a Bioregional Consciousness - by Elona Trogub Debriefs from around Cascadia - Facilitated Discussion Engage the Community Based Organization-Transformation! - by Jonathan Brandt Facilitated Ecosystem Recovery: Shifting the Stewardship Paradigm by Rio Montana Intersection of Bioregionalism and Decolonization - by Cathasaign O Corcrain Mycological Soil Conservation: Best Practices - by Jordan Weiss Subverting Oppression: Turning the virtues of the opressive class back upon them by Joel Spector What the hell exactly is CascadiaNow! and what are we doing? --------------------------------------- Confirmed Music Lineup: A God or an Other Experimental black metal (Olympia, Seattle, Poulsbo) http://agodoranother.bandcamp.com/ Aerial Ruin Acoustic folklore (Portland) http://aerialruin.bandcamp.com/ ALL URBAN OUTFIELD Experimental hip-hop/rap (Seattle/Spokane/Renton) http://www.allurbanoutfield.com Ancient Eden. Singer/songwriter indie-folk (Portland) http://ancienteden.bandcamp.com/releases Bigger Than Mountains Solo acoustic folk (Bremerton/Seattle) http://biggerthanmountains.bandcamp.com/ Chasma Transcendental black metal (Portland) http://chasma.bandcamp.com/ Crow's Head Acoustic cello doom duo (Northern Idaho) Ethos Conscious hip-hop (Seattle) http://akaethos.bandcamp.com/ Eusapia Post-black metal/shoegaze (Grays Harbor) http://eusapia.bandcamp.com/releases Geist Andthe SacredEnsemble Psychedelic folk (Seattle) http://geistthesacredensemble.bandcamp.com/ The Gold Rust Traditional country/folk songs (Portland) http://thegoldrust.bandcamp.com/ The Hague Indie post-rock (Portland) http://thehague.bandcamp.com/ Ian L. Miles Acoustic folk (Whidbey Island) http://ianmiles.bandcamp.com/ into the storm Experimental post-metal (Seattle) http://intothestorm.bandcamp.com/ Junkyard Amy Lee Blues/Country/Folk (Seattle) http://junkyardamylee.bandcamp.com/ Luke Wallace Acoustic folk (Vancouver) http://lukewallace.bandcamp.com/ Plaedo Spoken word/hip-hop (Eugene) http://plaedo.bandcamp.com/ Rainbow Wolves (DJ set) Space synth explorations (Seattle) https://soundcloud.com/rainbow-wolves Samara-band Heavy psychedelic (Seattle) https://soundcloud.com/samara-band West My Friend Indie harmonies (Victoria) http://www.westmyfriend.com/music.htm X SUNS Instrumental post-rock (Seattle) http://xsuns.bandcamp.com/ http://www.facebook.com/events/696805300394540/
Saturday
Aug
30
2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014 at midnight through Thursday, September 11, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, September 11 at midnight
Sunday
Aug
31
2014
Friday, August 29, 2014 at noon through Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 4pm
noon through Sunday, August 31 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Friday, August 29 at 12:00 PM This is a historic event you won’t want to miss! The NAPC includes workshops for all levels and ages, open panels, as well as super-fun, hands-on acti... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/190571962/
Saturday, August 30, 2014 at midnight through Thursday, September 11, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Thursday, September 11 at midnight
Sunday, August 31, 2014 at midnight through Friday, September 12, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Friday, September 12 at midnight
Sunday, August 31, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
September
2014
Monday
Sep
1
2014
Monday, September 1, 2014 from 5:30-10am
5:30-10am
At dawn every Labor Day close to 500 hearty souls jump into the mighty Columbia River and swim the 1.1-mile stretch across the river to Hood River. Welcome to the annual Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim. The swim, which attracts participants from around the world, originated in 1942 when local orchardist Roy Webster challenged himself and some friends to swim across the river and back. Now on the day of the swim participants board the famous Sternwheeler paddleboat on the Hood River shoreline and are ferried to the Washington side. When signaled, swimmers jump off the boat in the “refreshing” Columbia and head back for the Oregon shore. This event (in its 72nd year!) brings back swimmers again and again.
Tuesday
Sep
2
2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at midnight through Sunday, September 14, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, September 14 at midnight
Wednesday
Sep
3
2014
Thursday
Sep
4
2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 11am-2pm
11am-2pm
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, The Standard’s Volunteer Expo returns to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Celebrating its sixth year, the Volunteer Expo is the largest event of its kind in Oregon, connecting more than 125 regional nonprofit organizations with thousands of Portlanders eager to make a difference in their community. Representatives from a diverse range of community-based organizations will be on hand to showcase their volunteer and advocacy opportunities. Those who attend can find service and donation opportunities that match their skills and interests – ranging from one-time projects to longer-term commitments.
Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7pm
7pm
Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Friday
Sep
5
2014
Saturday
Sep
6
2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
PDX Permaculture Saturday, September 6 at 9:00 AM The permaculture design course is a must-do for anyone trying to answer the call for change in our work and our lives, the way we live and the way we ... Fee: Deposit: USD 100.00 per person Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/181199402/
Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 6-10pm
6-10pm
Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Elissa Washuta, a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, lives in Seattle. In her first book, My Body Is a Book of Rules, Elissa Washuta corrals the synaptic gymnastics of her teeming bipolar brain, interweaving pop culture with neurobiology and memories of sexual trauma to tell the story of her fight to calm her aching mind and slip beyond the tormenting cycles of memory. As Elissa Washuta makes the transition from college kid to independent adult, she finds herself overwhelmed by the calamities piling up in her brain. When her mood-stabilizing medications aren’t threatening her life, they’re shoving her from depression to mania and back in the space of an hour. Her crisis of American Indian identity bleeds into other areas of self-doubt; mental illness, sexual trauma, ethnic identity, and independence become intertwined. Sifting through the scraps of her past in fifteen formally inventive chapters, Washuta aligns the strictures of her Catholic school education with Cosmopolitan’s mandates for womanhood, views memories through the distorting lens of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and contrasts her bipolar highs and lows with those of Britney Spears and Kurt Cobain. Built on the bones of fundamental identity questions as contorted by a distressed brain, My Body Is a Book of Rules pulls no punches in its self-deprecating and ferocious look at human fallibility.
Sunday
Sep
7
2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 11am-3pm
11am-3pm
This series is comprised of three body focused workshops leading up to the opportunity to perform, but the purpose is not about the stage. The purpose is about you, and your writing, in whatever form it takes. Come with a piece in progress or an empty page, whether you're experienced or just begun. Body Language is a chance to connect with this bundle of atoms, neurons and nerve endings we walk around in. To put some words to the six plus senses that we have. To give voice to the feelings, the desires, and the experiences that living is made of. That knowing at our center that connects and repels. Participants will take part in three workshops, each lasting four hours (with a midway break), comprised of writing exercises, group brainstorming, and feedback sessions. Participants who sign up for the entire series will also get up to 1 hour of individual feedback from Sossity via email or google docs on the pieces they are working on in the series. The Friday following the last workshop will be October Dirty Queer, which is a great potential stage to try out the new pieces on!* (*All pieces read at Dirty Queer must be about sex, sexuality or gender, as usual. A resource guide of local open mics and useful links for writers will be provided.) Week One: The brain. This workshop is about finding our words, and laying a strong foundation to build them on. We'll use guided writing exercises, group brainstorming, and constructive feedback sessions to find bits of language that speak to us, and begin the writing process on at least one piece. Week Two: The gut. This workshop is about connecting our new language to the impulses that we receive from that secondary bundle of neurons in our gut - that instinct, or intuition, that we're so often taught to ignore. We'll use similar tools, but take our pieces to the next level – editing for visual and vocal impact. Week Three: The mouth. This workshop is about opening the pathway from your voice to their minds, gut and heart – framing those words with air shaped with intention for the impact you want to make. We'll work on timing, breathing, and intonation, as well as a final level of polishing and constructive feedback. During the spaces between these workshops, participants will have homework assignments, and the opportunity to solicit up to 1 hour of email feedback* from Sossity on the pieces being work shopped. (*No more than 4 email exchanges total, time to be tracked by Sossity with a 15 min notice to the participant when it's almost up.) $25/workshop or $60 for all three* (*pre-paid only) 4 low income scholarships ($10/workshop)* (*essay submission, preference given to people of color/people with disabilities) 11am-3pm at In Other Words - 15 person cap, 18+, bring your own food for the break. Accessibility info: + no steps to the door, or inside the building + slight ramp between the two areas of the building + aprox 3' width for the entrance + gender neutral bathroom (variable wheelchair access to the bathroom - it's wide, but there is a 90 degree turn from hallway to room, and no rail) + ramp to the stage + sturdy folding chairs and some couches + we ask that folks be low scent or scent free + please leave your furry companions at home unless they are service animals If you have any questions, please contact Sossity: sossitywrites@gmail.com
Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 11am-3pm
11am-3pm
Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
Sep
8
2014
Tuesday
Sep
9
2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:30pm
7:30pm
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
PDX Permaculture Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 PM The abundance from the garden and orchard is coming in and it is time to put it up for storage in the winter. In this class, we will discuss the key w... Fee: Price: USD 25.00 per person Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/184587052/
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join us for an educational and conversational zine reading and discussion. Each month features a different reproductive/sexual health topic from the Hysteria Health Collective. MONTH'S TOPIC: to be determined... Suggested donation: $5 No one will be turned away for lack of funds. http://happyhysteria.wordpress.com/author/happyhysteria/
Wednesday
Sep
10
2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
PDXTech4Good / Portland Net Wednesday Wednesday, September 10 at 6:00 PM Join us for an evening exploring digital storytelling for good. Note: Although we usually meet the first Wednesday of every month, due to the holida... Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxtech4good-nonprofit-activist-tech/events/191554012/
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
PDXTech4Good / Portland Net Wednesday Wednesday, September 10 at 6:00 PM Join us for an evening exploring digital storytelling for good. Note: Although we usually meet the first Wednesday of every month, due to the holida... Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxtech4good-nonprofit-activist-tech/events/191554012/
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6:30-10pm
6:30-10pm
FREE Event! Welcome to a new local gaming event organized and run BY women! If you identify as female, genderqueer, gender fluid, or as a gender minority, you are welcome to join our inclusive story-gaming community for Femme Game Night events! All experience levels are more than welcome, from first-time gamers to seasoned storytellers and roleplayers. If you are intrigued by RPGs and/or story games, but have had your doubts about jumping into an established group or felt uncomfortable going to another organized gaming event, you are SUPER DUPER EXTRA welcome.Story games are a little bit like board games, and a lot like grown-up versions of the “let’s pretend” games you probably played as a child. Above all, they are about TELLING A STORY TOGETHER. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s not about making the best character or mastering the rules, it’s about CREATING something together and HAVING FUN. These games take no more than a few minutes to learn, play within a couple of hours, and focus on story rather than rules. Come check it out! We're always looking for more folks to help facilitate, so shoot me a message or post below if you have a game you'd like to share!Let's enjoy each others' company and play quick, easy-to-learn, story-based role playing games in a welcoming female-centered environment. The games don't usually begin until 6:30 but feel free to join us for witty banter before hand.
Thursday
Sep
11
2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at midnight through Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, September 16 at midnight
Venue:
@
Chapman School
with
Surfrider
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at midnight through Friday, September 12, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Friday, September 12 at midnight
Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 1-3pm
1-3pm
Come and join this weekly meeting of progressive elders to read books and have discussion.
Friday
Sep
12
2014
Saturday
Sep
13
2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:30-3pm
12:30-3pm
Feminist Meet Up, Brunch and Discussion Group is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30p-2:00p. Eat, drink, and bash patriarchy with fellow feminists! This discussion group is a friendly, open, exchange of ideas on a different topic each month. For the most up to date information, join us on www.facebook.com. Search for "Portland Feminist Meet-Up".
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Sistah Sinema events showcase movies highlighting queer women of color stories. They are also amazing opportunities to connect with educated, community-oriented queer women of color who are doing big thangs. :-D. After each post movie discussion, attendees are asked to connect with someone they did not know before the event and discuss ways to build community in the future. Doors open at 6pm. Potluck 6:30-7:00. Screening 7:00-9:00 PM. Get tickets for 5 dollars at: sistahsinema-PORTLAND.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Allison Spector is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30-2 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:30-2pm
12:30-2pm
Feminism Discussion Group facilitated by Allison Spector is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30-2 pm. This discussion group is a free flowing, exchange of ideas on a topic which we pick each month. The Portland Feminist Discussion group has moved to www.facebook.com. Please find our groups there. It's easy: 1. Log on (or create a free account if you don't have on already). 2. In the search field, type "groups" 3. Within "groups" narrow your search field by selecting the "Portland, OR" network. 4. Search for " Portland Feminist Meet-up" group and join. 5. On that page you'll see links to our meetings, RSVP for the "August Feminism Discussion Group" 6. Pass on this info to your friends.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Sistah Sinema events showcase movies highlighting queer women of color stories. They are also amazing opportunities to connect with educated, community-oriented queer women of color who are doing big thangs. :-D. After each post movie discussion, attendees are asked to connect with someone they did not know before the event and discuss ways to build community in the future. Doors open at 6pm. Potluck 6:30-7:00. Screening 7:00-9:00 PM. Get tickets for 5 dollars at: sistahsinema-PORTLAND.eventbrite.com.
Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:30-3pm
12:30-3pm
Feminist Meet Up, Brunch and Discussion Group is held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:30p-2:00p. Eat, drink, and bash patriarchy with fellow feminists! This discussion group is a friendly, open, exchange of ideas on a different topic each month. For the most up to date information, join us on www.facebook.com. Search for "Portland Feminist Meet-Up".
Sunday
Sep
14
2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at midnight through Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Tuesday, September 16 at midnight
Venue:
@
Chapman School
Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Intentional community is a wonderful (and challenging) place to explore what is possible when we love each other and the earth in equal measure. Come talk, laugh, theorize and practice the art of living well in intentional community with Ecosex Salon facilitator, Karen Hery, a long time supporter of intentional community and advocate for responsible/responsive sexuality. Karen is the founder of the Sunnyside Swap Shop Co-op, the first swap and play family co-op in Portland and community counselor at Windward Sustainability Research Center, a land based intentional community in Klickitat Washington. Grow your own life skills while growing your appreciation for why other people do what they do and are who they are. Adult content, parental discretion is advised.
Sunday, September 14, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Monday
Sep
15
2014
Tuesday
Sep
16
2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We are a local poetry reading series open to the public that features two featured readers on the third Tuesday of each month. We also have open mic for those in the audience who wish to share their work (open mic limited to one poem or two pages max. per person). And for the writers who attend, we always have poetry prompts and cookies (you can have a cookie even if you're not a writer). Info on each month's event can be found at: www.figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
We are a local poetry reading series open to the public that features two featured readers on the third Tuesday of each month. We also have open mic for those in the audience who wish to share their work (open mic limited to one poem or two pages max. per person). And for the writers who attend, we always have poetry prompts and cookies (you can have a cookie even if you're not a writer). Info on each month's event can be found at: www.figuresofspeechpdx.wordpress.com
Wednesday
Sep
17
2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 7-8:30pm
7-8:30pm
Please RSVP if you plan to make it by calling 503-241-6556 so we about how many people to expect. Feel free to bring a friend or to come at the last minute: we just need a general idea of how many people will attend. http://quiz.foodandwaterwatch.org/about/
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
A reading group for science fiction/fantasy works with themes and characters that provoke discussions about the concepts of gender and sexuality.The sci-fi/fantasy genre allows us to intimately experience worlds in which the rules/laws of our own world can be cast aside and different structures, (biological, technological, psychological, sociological, etc.) can be explored. Our intention is to read books that fall into the general category of science fiction or fantasy, expanding our selections as the group sees fit. Authors such as Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin, and James Tiptree are examples, but there are no set limitations on who we will read. The books we choose to read may leave us feeling positive and affirmed, but they may also leave us depressed or angry, hopefully they will always be thought-provoking, stimulating and challenging. Join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=112254102129585 Contact: Melinda Williams at mlwillia01@hotmail.com
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 6:30-8pm
6:30-8pm
A reading group for science fiction/fantasy works with themes and characters that provoke discussions about the concepts of gender and sexuality.The sci-fi/fantasy genre allows us to intimately experience worlds in which the rules/laws of our own world can be cast aside and different structures, (biological, technological, psychological, sociological, etc.) can be explored. Our intention is to read books that fall into the general category of science fiction or fantasy, expanding our selections as the group sees fit. Authors such as Octavia Butler, Ursula LeGuin, and James Tiptree are examples, but there are no set limitations on who we will read. The books we choose to read may leave us feeling positive and affirmed, but they may also leave us depressed or angry, hopefully they will always be thought-provoking, stimulating and challenging. Join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=112254102129585 Contact: Melinda Williams at mlwillia01@hotmail.com
Thursday
Sep
18
2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9am through Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 4pm
9am through Sunday, September 21 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Thursday, September 18 at 9:00 AM The PDX Permaculture Meet-up is happy to support this event. While the event has its own official website and registration, we encourage our members t... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/190571272/
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
In Other Words' Adult Young Adult Book Club is a fun, casual discussion group for fans of YA literature. We meet at In Other Words on the third Thursday of each month to discuss young adult novels through a feminist/queer lens. How do our reactions to YA literature change as we age? What messages do authors send to young people? Do the stories line up with our memories of being teenagers? We read contemporary work and also revisit classic authors like Judy Blume and SE Hinton. Sound interesting? Join our Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/142378029143391/) to see what we've read so far, and to stay updated on what we're reading next!
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
In Other Words' Adult Young Adult Book Club is a fun, casual discussion group for fans of YA literature. We meet at In Other Words on the third Thursday of each month to discuss young adult novels through a feminist/queer lens. How do our reactions to YA literature change as we age? What messages do authors send to young people? Do the stories line up with our memories of being teenagers? We read contemporary work and also revisit classic authors like Judy Blume and SE Hinton. Sound interesting? Join our Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/142378029143391/) to see what we've read so far, and to stay updated on what we're reading next!
Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6-6:30pm
6-6:30pm
Friday
Sep
19
2014
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4pm through Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9pm
4pm through Sunday, September 21 at 9pm
The CMC will be a regional gathering of community based media organizations, journalists and artists to come together to network, explore democratic models of media production and distribution, and discuss ways to continue collaboration and build toward a regional media coalition.
Saturday
Sep
20
2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10am-2pm
10am-2pm
Help us keep our Bike Fleet in good condition and working order! Each year we teach thousands of Portland 4th and 5th graders to bike safely on the street with these bikes. They need routine maintenance every month to keep the parts working smoothly. So if you’ve got mechanic skills, come join us for some greasy fun on the third Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm. Directions: It's on the NE corner of NE 21st Ct. and Pacific Avenue. It's just northeast of the Sunshine Dairy, but still south of I-84. Our shop entrance is on the NW corner of that block, through the chain link fence. Please sign up if you can make it and bring your own coffee cup if you like hot coffee! Thanks to Grand Central Bakery for providing snacks for us. *Maintenance Days are usually scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10-2pm at the Parks Building. So mark your calendars and invite a handy friend! Sign up to Volunteer here: https://secure.commonground.convio.com/bta/wrenchonbikesforkids/
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Saturday, September 20, 2014 from noon-2pm
noon-2pm
PFLAG Portland Black Chapter (PBC) hosts monthly meetings and socials to provide a safe space for LGBT African Americans, their friends and family, to engage in dialogue, self-reflection, connect with community members, socialize and network, and access support and resources.
Sunday
Sep
21
2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 9am through Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 4pm
9am through Sunday, September 21 at 4pm
PDX Permaculture Thursday, September 18 at 9:00 AM The PDX Permaculture Meet-up is happy to support this event. While the event has its own official website and registration, we encourage our members t... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/190571272/
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4pm through Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9pm
4pm through Sunday, September 21 at 9pm
The CMC will be a regional gathering of community based media organizations, journalists and artists to come together to network, explore democratic models of media production and distribution, and discuss ways to continue collaboration and build toward a regional media coalition.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 11am-3pm
11am-3pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 11am-3pm
11am-3pm
This series is comprised of three body focused workshops leading up to the opportunity to perform, but the purpose is not about the stage. The purpose is about you, and your writing, in whatever form it takes. Come with a piece in progress or an empty page, whether you're experienced or just begun. Body Language is a chance to connect with this bundle of atoms, neurons and nerve endings we walk around in. To put some words to the six plus senses that we have. To give voice to the feelings, the desires, and the experiences that living is made of. That knowing at our center that connects and repels. Participants will take part in three workshops, each lasting four hours (with a midway break), comprised of writing exercises, group brainstorming, and feedback sessions. Participants who sign up for the entire series will also get up to 1 hour of individual feedback from Sossity via email or google docs on the pieces they are working on in the series. The Friday following the last workshop will be October Dirty Queer, which is a great potential stage to try out the new pieces on!* (*All pieces read at Dirty Queer must be about sex, sexuality or gender, as usual. A resource guide of local open mics and useful links for writers will be provided.) Week One: The brain. This workshop is about finding our words, and laying a strong foundation to build them on. We'll use guided writing exercises, group brainstorming, and constructive feedback sessions to find bits of language that speak to us, and begin the writing process on at least one piece. Week Two: The gut. This workshop is about connecting our new language to the impulses that we receive from that secondary bundle of neurons in our gut - that instinct, or intuition, that we're so often taught to ignore. We'll use similar tools, but take our pieces to the next level – editing for visual and vocal impact. Week Three: The mouth. This workshop is about opening the pathway from your voice to their minds, gut and heart – framing those words with air shaped with intention for the impact you want to make. We'll work on timing, breathing, and intonation, as well as a final level of polishing and constructive feedback. During the spaces between these workshops, participants will have homework assignments, and the opportunity to solicit up to 1 hour of email feedback* from Sossity on the pieces being work shopped. (*No more than 4 email exchanges total, time to be tracked by Sossity with a 15 min notice to the participant when it's almost up.) $25/workshop or $60 for all three* (*pre-paid only) 4 low income scholarships ($10/workshop)* (*essay submission, preference given to people of color/people with disabilities) 11am-3pm at In Other Words - 15 person cap, 18+, bring your own food for the break. Accessibility info: + no steps to the door, or inside the building + slight ramp between the two areas of the building + aprox 3' width for the entrance + gender neutral bathroom (variable wheelchair access to the bathroom - it's wide, but there is a 90 degree turn from hallway to room, and no rail) + ramp to the stage + sturdy folding chairs and some couches + we ask that folks be low scent or scent free + please leave your furry companions at home unless they are service animals If you have any questions, please contact Sossity: sossitywrites@gmail.com
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 4:30-6:30pm
4:30-6:30pm
Portland Solidarity Network is an organization that is dedicated to fighting for our rights in the workplace and at home. This includes fighting sexism, racism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination in a way that empowers us and builds momentum to create a more equal world. Contact portlandsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com for more information.
Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 11am-3pm
11am-3pm
This series is comprised of three body focused workshops leading up to the opportunity to perform, but the purpose is not about the stage. The purpose is about you, and your writing, in whatever form it takes. Come with a piece in progress or an empty page, whether you're experienced or just begun. Body Language is a chance to connect with this bundle of atoms, neurons and nerve endings we walk around in. To put some words to the six plus senses that we have. To give voice to the feelings, the desires, and the experiences that living is made of. That knowing at our center that connects and repels. Participants will take part in three workshops, each lasting four hours (with a midway break), comprised of writing exercises, group brainstorming, and feedback sessions. Participants who sign up for the entire series will also get up to 1 hour of individual feedback from Sossity via email or google docs on the pieces they are working on in the series. The Friday following the last workshop will be October Dirty Queer, which is a great potential stage to try out the new pieces on!* (*All pieces read at Dirty Queer must be about sex, sexuality or gender, as usual. A resource guide of local open mics and useful links for writers will be provided.) Week One: The brain. This workshop is about finding our words, and laying a strong foundation to build them on. We'll use guided writing exercises, group brainstorming, and constructive feedback sessions to find bits of language that speak to us, and begin the writing process on at least one piece. Week Two: The gut. This workshop is about connecting our new language to the impulses that we receive from that secondary bundle of neurons in our gut - that instinct, or intuition, that we're so often taught to ignore. We'll use similar tools, but take our pieces to the next level – editing for visual and vocal impact. Week Three: The mouth. This workshop is about opening the pathway from your voice to their minds, gut and heart – framing those words with air shaped with intention for the impact you want to make. We'll work on timing, breathing, and intonation, as well as a final level of polishing and constructive feedback. During the spaces between these workshops, participants will have homework assignments, and the opportunity to solicit up to 1 hour of email feedback* from Sossity on the pieces being work shopped. (*No more than 4 email exchanges total, time to be tracked by Sossity with a 15 min notice to the participant when it's almost up.) $25/workshop or $60 for all three* (*pre-paid only) 4 low income scholarships ($10/workshop)* (*essay submission, preference given to people of color/people with disabilities) 11am-3pm at In Other Words - 15 person cap, 18+, bring your own food for the break. Accessibility info: + no steps to the door, or inside the building + slight ramp between the two areas of the building + aprox 3' width for the entrance + gender neutral bathroom (variable wheelchair access to the bathroom - it's wide, but there is a 90 degree turn from hallway to room, and no rail) + ramp to the stage + sturdy folding chairs and some couches + we ask that folks be low scent or scent free + please leave your furry companions at home unless they are service animals If you have any questions, please contact Sossity: sossitywrites@gmail.com
Monday
Sep
22
2014
Monday, September 22, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Watch this space - we're doing a live podcast taping at Velo Cult Bike Shop and we want you to join us! This will be free to the public, and a ton of fun. Details coming! http://www.facebook.com/events/305061809651466/
Monday, September 22, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
Tuesday
Sep
23
2014
Wednesday
Sep
24
2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:30-10pm
6:30-10pm
FREE Event! Welcome to a new local gaming event organized and run BY women! If you identify as female, genderqueer, gender fluid, or as a gender minority, you are welcome to join our inclusive story-gaming community for Femme Game Night events! All experience levels are more than welcome, from first-time gamers to seasoned storytellers and roleplayers. If you are intrigued by RPGs and/or story games, but have had your doubts about jumping into an established group or felt uncomfortable going to another organized gaming event, you are SUPER DUPER EXTRA welcome.Story games are a little bit like board games, and a lot like grown-up versions of the “let’s pretend” games you probably played as a child. Above all, they are about TELLING A STORY TOGETHER. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s not about making the best character or mastering the rules, it’s about CREATING something together and HAVING FUN. These games take no more than a few minutes to learn, play within a couple of hours, and focus on story rather than rules. Come check it out! We're always looking for more folks to help facilitate, so shoot me a message or post below if you have a game you'd like to share!Let's enjoy each others' company and play quick, easy-to-learn, story-based role playing games in a welcoming female-centered environment. The games don't usually begin until 6:30 but feel free to join us for witty banter before hand.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
Venue:
@
BTA Office
For over a decade, bicycle lawyer Ray Thomas has been sharing his wisdom with cyclists around the state in this 60-minute workshop on bicyclists’ rights and responsibilities on the road. Held on rotating Wednesdays at 6pm in the BTA Office, legal clinics cover Oregon bicycle and pedestrian laws, insurance information, and what to do if you’re in a crash. Attendees will also receive a free copy of Thomas’ book, Pedal Power: a Legal Guide for Oregon Cyclists. Questions? Contact Stephanie Noll at stephanie@btaoregon.org BTA Office, 618 NW Glisan Street #401, Portland, OR 97209
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 6:30-10pm
6:30-10pm
FREE Event! Welcome to a new local gaming event organized and run BY women! If you identify as female, genderqueer, gender fluid, or as a gender minority, you are welcome to join our inclusive story-gaming community for Femme Game Night events! All experience levels are more than welcome, from first-time gamers to seasoned storytellers and roleplayers. If you are intrigued by RPGs and/or story games, but have had your doubts about jumping into an established group or felt uncomfortable going to another organized gaming event, you are SUPER DUPER EXTRA welcome.Story games are a little bit like board games, and a lot like grown-up versions of the “let’s pretend” games you probably played as a child. Above all, they are about TELLING A STORY TOGETHER. It’s not about winning or losing, it’s not about making the best character or mastering the rules, it’s about CREATING something together and HAVING FUN. These games take no more than a few minutes to learn, play within a couple of hours, and focus on story rather than rules. Come check it out! We're always looking for more folks to help facilitate, so shoot me a message or post below if you have a game you'd like to share!Let's enjoy each others' company and play quick, easy-to-learn, story-based role playing games in a welcoming female-centered environment. The games don't usually begin until 6:30 but feel free to join us for witty banter before hand.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
in other words presents: reel feminism! Join us at the Clinton street theater at 7pm for a film screening and panel discussion. See our twitter and Facebook accounts for more details.Watch the IOW social media sites for more information on how you can win free season passes to this film series by donating thru the Give!Guide. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/reelfeminism/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/iowbooks Directions: http://cstpdx.com/content/getting-theater
Thursday
Sep
25
2014
Friday
Sep
26
2014
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
http://portlandartmuseum.org/home Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions, drawn from the Museum’s holdings and the world’s finest public and private collections. The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection. The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, and the Northwest Film Center. With a membership of over 23,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts.
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Fourth Friday of Every Month For women who
Friday, September 26, 2014 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Fourth Friday of Every Month For women who
Saturday
Sep
27
2014
with
Surfrider
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
tune in for more information, our chapter will be hosting several sites for SOLV's annual event!
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from noon-9pm
noon-9pm
It’s a beer-lover’s dream when fresh-hopped brews from more than three-dozen, Northwest craft brewers are on tap at the Hood River Hops Fest. The event showcases Hood River County’s own microbreweries as well as some of the best of the Northwest brewers. Fun for the whole family, this festival includes great local cuisine, regional arts and crafts vendors, and a day-long lineup of live music. The annual Hood River Hops Fest attracts thousands of thirsty visitors. Come taste the best of Hood River County at Hops Fest. *This festival features the largest line up of fresh hopped beers in the country!
Sunday
Sep
28
2014
Monday
Sep
29
2014
Tuesday
Sep
30
2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at midnight through Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Wednesday, October 1 at midnight
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at midnight through Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at midnight
midnight through Wednesday, October 1 at midnight
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
Venue:
@
BTA Office
We’re bringing an old favorite back! At the turn of every month we’re looking for a group of volunteers to come in and help us stuff and stamp envelopes so we can reach out to all our members and help them renew. We need your help! There will be snacks, drinks, and good conversation with other people who care about our community as much as you do. Its a great opportunity to learn more about what the BTA is doing and give your feedback. When: Last Tuesday every month Where: BTA office Time commitment: 5:00pm-7:00pm Shift: Envelope Stuffing Contact: If you like to enjoy good conversation while helping the BTA with crucial member communication, contact Nicole Davenport and join us at our next Envelope Stuffing Party. Snacks and refreshments provided.
October
2014
Wednesday
Oct
1
2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
PDXTech4Good / Portland Net Wednesday Wednesday, October 1 at 6:00 PM Guest Speaker: Noah Kleinman of Secret Knowledge. Details to come! Location to come! Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxtech4good-nonprofit-activist-tech/events/191550962/
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
PDXTech4Good / Portland Net Wednesday Wednesday, October 1 at 6:00 PM Guest Speaker: Noah Kleinman of Secret Knowledge. Details to come! Location to come! Details: http://www.meetup.com/pdxtech4good-nonprofit-activist-tech/events/191550962/
Thursday
Oct
2
2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 11:30am-1pm
11:30am-1pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 11:30am-1pm
11:30am-1pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Third Wave Thursdays open mic featuring urban incorporeal artists Neka & Kahlo who are working toward completion of their debut EP entitled 7HIRDWAV3 (pronounced 'third wave'). Attendees are welcome to help by donating via their IndieGoGo campaign. Their project seeks to elevate the voice of queer women by confronting systems of oppression with the use of ethereal sound and esoteric metaphor.
Friday
Oct
3
2014
Saturday
Oct
4
2014